Most of our bedroom designs begin with a statement bed. The extra tall custom headboard was the perfect focal point, paired with tonal taupe nightstands and the most exquisite oversized bronze table lamps — seriously, they're huge, making them the absolute star of this bedroom. We continued the monochromatic theme by injecting color through the lilac, dusty blue/gray rug and pillows. Because we wanted to keep the space airy and bright, we utilized fewer and larger pieces that balanced each other out seamlessly. The rock crystal chandelier was the perfect finishing touch for a spa like retreat that feels timeless, soft and welcoming.
Classic Dusty Blue-Gray
Our favorite color is with no doubt dusty blue-gray and that was the starting off point to this exquisitely comfortable family room. We were sure to maximize seating with a deep custom sectional, structured side chair and then the coolest, tightly upholstered velvet blue sofa you have ever seen. It coordinates so beautifully with the lighter tone of the also velvet tufted ottoman taking center stage. The color scheme is introduced throughout the custom made pillows made from a combination of hard-wearing linen, silk and velvet. Touches of bright antique brass play off nicely to brighten the more subdued and serene feel of this space, while luxuriously understated features are present in the exquisite lamp collection and brass side tables. All in all, this space has become our new favorite— but we say that about all the rooms we design!
Soothing Master Bedroom
With a statement making high headboard, we started the scheme for this soothing master retreat. The geometric table lamps compliment beautifully with the straight lines of the nightstands, while the low, curved back accent chair serves as both an art piece and practical furniture in the room. We love the dusty blue, gold and taupe color palette taken from the magnificent silk rug.
Classic Contemporary Lounge
A good lounge area is all that's needed to unwind, read a book or better yet, host a few friends for drinks. This relatively small area benefited loads from a group of curved back chairs that surround a gorgeous round coffee table. The concept took shape as we wanted to keep the fireplace as the focal point, while utilizing a more casual seating arrangement. Soft taupe, creams, grays and antique brown / gold allowed for a serene, cozy feel that felt appropriate for the classic contemporary interiors throughout the home.
Luxurious Living Room
A clean, neutral, light and airy scheme is what we were after in this living space. The starting off point was an ivory silk wallpaper and an elegant, curved back sofa also in an ivory color. We coordinated this with stunning rustic chairs with exposed backs, featuring a flared out armrest, which mimics the lines of the adjacent sofa. Throughout the room, we were very keen on a dusty blue-gray color palette (our go to color), deepening the lighter tones with antique brass visible on the two-tiered cocktail table, round side tables as well as the luxurious glass chandelier. If admired closely, the glass table lamp and silk blue throw pillow work so well together as they both have a close resemblance in design. Little details like these are what make up this incredibly soothing and sophisticated grown-up space.
FEMININE Lilac Bedroom
They don't come more luxurious than this! Featuring thoughtful pieces throughout, like a tiny patterned wallpaper, this master bedroom is incredibly soothing and feminine. We kept the color palette neutral along with shades of lilac in the custom velvet throw pillows. The most exquisite nightstands seem to glimmer with the light just like the uber soft tencel (faux silk) carpet. While the side chair is upholstered in a durable silk performance fabric for a touch of understated glamour. Our very favorite pale gray dresser adorns a section of this room with its sleek, yet classic lines. As you may notice, most of the details are in varying sheens as we wanted to create a depth filled space. We're literally obsessed with how it all looks :-)
Sophisticated + Airy Small Kitchen
This galley kitchen in the Upper East Side of Manhattan is very small and it is situated right off of the living space. To our clients, we proposed a light and airy color scheme to give the illusion of a wider space with the help of marble. At Synonymous, we're not huge fans of grout lines and awfully small tiles because we find they are quite unsightly at times. We decided to use a gorgeous Statuary marble slab as the backsplash and since the kitchen is small, the cost for it was not as high as you'd expect. The floors are a beautiful gray, linen textured porcelain tile that coordinate so well with the gray lower cabinets and the soft, yet crisp white upper cabinets. Hardware is in a polished nickel finish so that it flows well with the amazing brass flush-mount light since the ceilings in there are a bit low, too.
Sophisticated + Serene Master Bedroom
This sophisticated and serene master retreat is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day. The color scheme we went for is light, airy and soft, though with punches of black to help ground the space. Our favorite color, gray, is used on the ridiculously gorgeous nightstands that we paired with a creamy - white table lamp. We love that the space feels grown - up, classic and sophisticated, but at the same time very much approachable and welcoming.
Sophisticated + Serene Master Bathroom
At Synonymous, we are always proposing wall mounted faucets whenever we have the opportunity. We also love designing cabinetry and vanities because they help us have control of the overall look of a bathroom space. This particular vanity design is great because it fuses two of our favorites features, drawers with recessed pulls and sleek, polished nickel pulls, too. The best feature on this vanity is definitely the thick, Carrara Marble countertop because it enhances the sophisticated look we were going for. To add warmth to the otherwise neutral space, we used brass sconces flanking the mirror and a brass trash can.
Classic Contemporary Living Room
We've been loving contemporary spaces that also feel incredibly tailored and classic. The custom curved sofa in this living space was the starting off point to the design, shades of taupe, gray, brass and blue paired with dusty splashes of purple help make this space approachable and fun despite it being very formal. All the featured seatings are upholstered in hard-wearing fabrics such as high performance soft ivory colored linen in the sofa and on the ottoman and chairs. We further enhanced the sophisticated approach with a gorgeous textured silk wall covering in a soft gray color, though what elevates this particular design are the subtle touches of glam with the help of the lighting choices, specially the crystal sconces. An oversized convex mirror is a great finishing touch to this luxurious living room.
Dusty Pink Girl's Room
Dusty pink is one of our very favorite sweet and feminine colors (read more) as this subdued shade is incredibly soothing. Despite being a children's bedroom, we really wanted to keep it sophisticated and timeless enough so that as the child grows up, the design still feels relevant. We utilized a gorgeous dusty pink silk wallpaper, a soft gray-ivory bed with a custom lightly tufted headboard and a curvaceous chaise lounge. The coolest thing in this room must be the custom porcelain wall sculpture above the bed. Touches of antique brass further enhance and coordinate beautifully with the selected color scheme.
Relaxed Fine Dining
The brief for this dining room was for it to be a relaxing, approachable, yet sophisticated space ideal for family gathers. The design began with a gorgeous oak round table featuring a modern silhouette. We paired the relatively rustic nature of the table with low, curved back chairs so that they appear to be encasing the table. Their backs are upholstered with a chevron patterned linen fabric and fronts with a warm gray leather that offer both beauty and durability. An equestrian figure drawing, brass sconces and light gray grasscloth wallpaper adorn the back portion of the dinning room, making it a welcoming and soothing retreat.
Luxuriously Golden Study
We've been loving golden shades of all tonalities paired with dusty blue-gray / taupe, so we thought it a great combination and fit for this sincerely luxuriously comfortable study. All the featured seatings are upholstered in hard-wearing fabrics such as high performance soft wheat colored velvet in the ottoman and linen on the sofas and chairs. We further enhanced the sophisticated approach with a gorgeous textured grasscloth in a soft gray color, though what elevates this particular design are the subtle touches of blue/purple amid all the creams and golden tones throughout. The low curved backs of the chairs are ideal for intimate gathering, while providing sightline to adjacent rooms.
Moody and sophisticated bedroom design utilizing a gorgeous navy blue grasscloth wallpaper behind the bed, only. A cream upholstered bed contrasts beautifully with the dark walls and we paired these tones with a cognac leather bench at the foot of the bed and a wooden dresser that plays harmoniously with the warmer tones in the space. We love the muted color scheme of the rug because it pairs so well with the navy grasscloth and the chic nightstands. To contrast the dark walls, we used brass lamps and a cream accent reading chair.
Modern, White Oak Bathroom
Clients wanted a modern bathroom retreat that felt airy and that utilized white oak. We designed the vanity to host not only drawers with recessed pulls, but a super useful shelf towards the base that can display folded towels or baskets. We love the black honed granite countertops in this space because it adds a nice punch to the warm tones of the wood. To further enhance the warmth, we decided to use Calcutta marble on the floors for its golden streaks.